Ireland Basinger-Baldwin and Ryan Lochte - Macy's and Calvin Klein White Label welcome Olympian Ryan Lochte and model Ireland Baldwin to Herald Square @ Calvin Klein Men's Shop - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 21st May 2014
World record long distance swimmer Diana Nyad is joined by her family in the Herald Square pool in New York where she has been swimming for 48 hours to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. A young boy called Harrison who could be her grandson tries his hand at swimming up and down the pool and appears to enjoy himself immensely.
From Olympians to aristocrats, celebrities of all professions were spotted at the Novak Djokovic Foundation charity dinner in New York, including 'Cactus Flower' star Goldie Hawn and Olympic gold-medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte.
Jon Hamm turned out to be a perfect choice of host for the ESPYs.
Jon Hamm, the American actor best known for playing Don Draper on Mad Men, has potentially put himself in the frame to host the Golden Globes or the Oscars after delivering a hilarious hosting performance of the ESPYs this week.
Those who've seen 30 Rock or Bridesmaids will know Hamm has comic timing, though we didn't know he was this funny.
Hamm was initially regarded as a strange choice of host for the awards, which honor achievements in sport, though he worked the crowd with aplomb, calling the ESPY's "the world's largest gathering of people wearing sunglasses indoors."
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E! stars arrive at the network's Upfront Presentation in New York. They include 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' stars Kim Kardashian, her mother Kris Jenner, her sister Kourtney Kardashian and Kourtney's partner Scott Disick as well as Olympic Gold medal winning swimmer Ryan Lochte and 'Chelsea Lately' host Chelsea Handler.
The swimmer gives us an insight into his life
Tomorrow (Sunday 20th) will see Ryan Lochte’s reality show take its bow. But what is it all about? Well, the Olympian will be taking his audience on a journey through dating, family, and, other stuff. Sound like the most boring thing ever done by anyone? Well it’s not. And we’re surprised you said that.
"On this show there will be these times when I'm doing the interview part and then I'll just go completely blank. I lose my train of thought; I'm in my own world. And we call those Ryan Moments,” explains the singer. "I want that on the show. I want all that stuff on the show because it's me. That's Ryan Lochte." Of course, anyone who watches these kind of shows is mainly interested on one thing: on-screen relations! "I'm a single guy,” fesses Ryan, “so, you'll see me going out on a couple dates on the show. You know, just trying to find that one true love." Rumours are that he’ll be going on a date with childhood crush. Carmen Electra. "I mean, that was like my little boy dream. I had pictures of her on my wall when she was on Baywatch," he said to MTV.
Heartthrob - Lochte will bring in the viewers
Continue reading: What Would Lochte Do? We Can Find Out Tomorrow
If you've ever been in a jam and wondered "What would Ryan Lochte do?" (and we know you have) this is your chance to find out.
Olympic gold medalist and walking randomness generator Ryan Lochte is soon to premiere his brand new reality show on E! – April 21st to be exact. The program is called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” and it tracks Lochte’s life as he trains for competitions, manages his businesses and hangs out with friends and his off-beat, vocal family. Lochte’s main aims for the show are to bring the sport of swimming into more prominence and to show that Olympians and swimmers in particular don’t have their lives revolve around their training.
"Swimming is my passion, it's my love," the 28-year-old Gainesville, Fla., resident explains. "And every four years, you have the Summer Olympic Games, and the most watched (sport) on everyone's television is swimming. ... So why can't swimming be like the NBA (or) the NFL? Why can't it be like that? That's what my main focus is, is that I want to bring the love and passion I have for swimming to you guys, into your living room."
However, he explained that there are other aspects to his life as well: "I know in people's eyes, like when they think of Olympians, they think that they train, they eat and they sleep. That's what they do, and that's what they're like, like every day. But for me, that's not the case. Swimming is a sport that I'm fairly good at — that's all it is. It doesn't define who I am; it's just a sport that I love to do that's a part of my life. But there's so much more to me than just swimming, like I love skateboarding, playing basketball. I love doing things that I most likely could get hurt in. I like the adventure, I like challenges, and I don't let swimming define who I am."
Could Ryan Lochte be the next Kim Kardashian?
Ryan Lochte’s newest endeavor is the reality show What Would Ryan Do? and the swimmer took on the challenge, because one of his influences is… Kim Kardashian. Yes, you read that right. The Olympian cited the reality queen as one of his inspirations for how he wants to conduct himself and where he wants his career to go: "I have the most respect for her with her business and what she's done. She started from nothing and now look at her. You can ask anyone and they're going to know who she is. She's handled herself really well throughout the years of doing her own show. She's a star," he praised Kardashian and added: "I started watching to try to learn what to expect. The whole Kardashian family, they have a bunch of energy. Wow, this was awesome. That's how my family is. We all have a bunch of energy and we are all different."
You could argue that Kim’s L.A. beginnings were far from humble and then there were those incidents, you know, sex tape, rushed marriage, etc. But who are we to say who Lochte should be idolizing? In any case, What Would Ryan Do? is now finished taping and the swimmer is going back to his roots, training six or seven hours a day for the upcoming world championships in Barcelona.
"I'm back in my normal routine, getting my butt whipped all the time," he said about the preparation. Smart move, in case the whole media empire thing doesn’t work out.
Continue reading: Ryan Lochte Taking Business Cues From Kim Kardashian
Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte will star in a six-episode reality show for the E! network titled 'What Would Ryan Lochte Do?' starting in April 2013, it has been announced. The show will follow the 28-year-old as he prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics while searching for a girlfriend, developing his own fashion line and dealing with family and friends.
"Ryan Lochte captured everyone's attention at the Summer Olympics with his athletic prowess and his utterly unique and unaffected approach to life," said E! Entertainment President Suzanne Kolb. "He is an incredibly endearing personality who is sexy, entertaining and fun. Watching this show, I believe people will fall into three categories: they want to be him, sleep with him or mother him." E! won the war for Lochte's signature following the London Olympics, where numerous television executives noticed the gold-medallist's televisual look and ease with the camera.
The new show will feature Lochte's family including his mother, his older married sisters, his younger brother and nephews. He'll be see showing off his eclectic shoe collection that tops 150 pairs, as well as parting in the clubs of Gainesville and training with coach Gregg Troy. Lochte won five medals at the London Olympics, including two golds.
Among those arriving and leaving the Jeremy Scott fashion show for the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2013 were former 'American Idol' contestant Adam Lambert, reality star and socialite Paris Hilton, 2012 Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte, singer Natalia Kills, model and 'America's Next Top Model' host Tyra Banks and rapper Swizz Beatz with his baby son Egypt.
You know you’ve made it as a star when you’ve got Seth Macfarlane doing an impression of you on long-running US comedy TV sketch show Saturday Night Live, and that’s exactly what happened to the new golden boy of American swimming as Ryan Lochte saw himself roundly roasted by the Family Guy and Ted creator. Macfarlane roundly mocked Lochte by acting as though any activities out of water were too complex for the swimmer, including naming television shows or pronouncing simple words and phrases.
According to Celebuzz however, Lochte has taken the skit well, telling the site “Well I gotta admit that was a pretty harsh one, but it’s cool to have Seth parody me. I think he pegged me wrong, but when I heard he did a skit I knew I was in for it!” The athlete added “It’s all in fun and of course if I’m talked about on SNL I know they are gonna get me ‘Go-od.’”
In other related news, TMZ is reporting that Macfarlane’s Ted might be due a sequel after the runaway success of the first film at the box office this summer. It took over $400 million worldwide, and when the entertainment site caught up with Macfarlane, he admitted “we’re thinking about it” with regards following it up.